At ESPA, we want to ensure that we are helping with the skin, body and mind wellbeing of everyone. From any age, gender, stage of life, we want to provide advice and products that can help you. Today we are talking about a subject that most brands consider “taboo”, the menopause, and how to deal with your skin and body during this time. This post is a guest article written by ESPA UK and International Training Manager, Laura Casey.
“I wake up properly half- way round the track as I’m jogging, fighting a kind of menopausal jet lag and wondering if tossing and turning at night counts as exercise. I shake off an irritation that lingers long after my alarm has been switched off. I observe my mood as if it’s a separate thing and understand this chemical imbalance comes with fluctuating hormones. This is not who I am. This has to be managed. With each step I feel my skin land a fraction of a second after the rest of me. It amuses me as I imagine how it would look in slow motion! I laugh out loud- a positive side effect of this time of life- what other people think of me is nobody’s business but their own!
As energy starts to flow, I suddenly become fully present, loving the autumnal air. I relish the sight of the sun rising above misty fields and of cold dew on natures delicately spun art and feel absolute gratitude for this time. To think, half an hour ago, I thought I’d prefer to stay in bed nursing my aching joints and bad humour. I allow a self- righteous smile and decide today will be a good day!
- After using the Skin Stimulating Body brush (upwards on dry skin) which is such a simple way to help move lymph along the channels,
- I take an invigorating shower using my Fitness Shower Oil, thoroughly enjoying the oil- to soap- to milk, magic texture and purposefully inhaling the uplifting Eucalyptus and Clove bud aroma.
- I follow with Positivity Bath and Body Oil as a therapeutic body moisturiser. My skin really likes this, and I love how grounded and happy the aroma of Gardenia, Jasmine and Rose Geranium, makes me feel.